Globalisation has brought along with it the need for diversity and sensitivity. There are many examples that can prove that being diverse and sensitive has now become more preferable than being ethnocentric. For instance, many employers seek a diverse skillset and even languages, when they're on the lookout to recruit new employees. But they also seek that the person has amazing soft skills, such as communication and empathy. Similarly, cultural sensitivity is being assured even on campuses, in schools, and in every discipline and profession that we can think of.
Nursing is one such profession where cultural sensitivity is being taken seriously. The nature of the profession demands the highest form of empathy for those looking forward to establishing a career in nursing. Now let's visualise the nursing landscape in the United States. As a country, the United States has citizens belonging to a multitude of religions, races and nationalities.
This cultural diversity in the United States can mean a lot of different things. An obvious assumption is that people who belong to countries other than the United States speak a different language at home. However, a major promise that should be fulfilled is to look after all minorities, as a nurse. And this should be the other way around as well, that medical schools should be more open to training nurses belonging to a variety of backgrounds. Have a look at the infographic below to learn more about cultural sensitivity in nursing in the United States.
Infographic by: AdventHealthUniversity